Address: 5241 Abádszalók, István király u. 41.
One of the most famous sights of Abadszalok can be found in the Parish Hall, built in 1999. The doll collection consists of nearly 600 dolls
clothed in 156 different kinds of traditional outfits
of people living in the Carpathian Basin, as well as representing 65 countries
from all around the world. Although the collector, Mrs. Jozsef Steigauf mainly focused on areas with Hungarian populations, the traditional costumes of several other nationalities are on view as well.
Image source and a more extensive photo gallery: szalok.hu
Beside this permanent exhibition, lace bobbin- and rope-making tools are also on display.
: Abádszalók, István király u. 41.
: May 1 - Sept. 30: T - Su, 9.00 - 12.00
Folk Costume on the Hungarian Lowlands
Few people know that the famous, colorful kalocsai
folk-costume, which abounds in flower motifs, is relatively new in its present form.
As late as the last century, people wore simple white-blue costumes. At the turn of the century, dark blue and black embroidery started to appear on the shirtsleeves, and white, and later more colorful flower design on the bodice.
From the 1930s, red, green, yellow and lilac were added to the increasingly complex design, and this is when “true” kalocsai embroidery was born
Lake Tisza Photo Gallery
Established in the 1970s on the River Tisza, Lake Tisza is a large expanse of open water
, with numerous islands, extensive reedbeds
, and floating vegetation. It provides habitat for a wide variety of resident and passage birds
, it is rich in fish
, and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions